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#1 Pygmy_Hippo

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Posted 11 February 2013 - 11:30

http://www.liverpool...00252-32787540/

http://www.bbc.co.uk.../world-21411304


Pope Benedict XVI is to resign at the end of this month in an entirely unexpected development, saying he is too old to continue at the age of 85.
He became Pope in 2005 following John Paul II's death.
Resignations from the papacy are not unknown, but this is the first in the modern era, which has been marked by pontiffs dying while in office.




#2 Nick H.

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Posted 11 February 2013 - 11:35

I wonder who he sent his resignation letter to...

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Posted 11 February 2013 - 11:51

The people who actually have power in the catholic church and aren't just mere figureheads, the cardinals...

#4 Nick H.

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Posted 11 February 2013 - 11:54

I was joking, but fair enough...

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Posted 11 February 2013 - 11:55

I know, but still :p

#6 TPreston

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Posted 11 February 2013 - 12:00

And here I was thinking his role in the pedo cover-ups had something to do with this, Silly me I place too much trust in people.

#7 jakem1

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Posted 11 February 2013 - 12:00

I bet this is related to his involvement in child abuse.

#8 Dinggus

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Posted 11 February 2013 - 12:10

Does this mean the world is about to end?

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Posted 11 February 2013 - 12:13

I didn't think he could resign, he had the job for rest of his natural life. Unless ill health dictated otherwise.

#10 Gaara sama

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Posted 11 February 2013 - 12:46

he much hiding something or it could be that something is coming .

#11 FloatingFatMan

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Posted 11 February 2013 - 12:52

Good riddance to the old git. He should have gone as soon as soon as his involvement in protecting child raping priests came to light.

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Posted 11 February 2013 - 13:11

Quitter.

Also: Since he 'talks to god', shouldn't he just have asked him for more strength?

#13 REM2000

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Posted 11 February 2013 - 13:20

He should have done more on the child sex cases, he could have cleaned up the churches instead of hiding it, paying people off and threatening people.

Eddie Izzard's view



Perhaps a contender for Pope Gutless II

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Posted 11 February 2013 - 13:43

He has retired to...



#15 jakem1

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Posted 11 February 2013 - 13:44

I didn't think he could resign, he had the job for rest of his natural life. Unless ill health dictated otherwise.


Although it doesn't happen often, it's not unprecedented and I think it's been part of canon law since the 12th or 13th century.



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